Coaching Courses Schedule
For members of Indiana Soccer. the US Youth Soccer Youth Heads Up Concussion; Parents Guide and Intro to Soccer; Principles of Play; and Coaching Healthy Habits; as well as the National E License and National D License are offered FREE of Charge. Indiana Soccer Members are defined as those coaches or players who are registered through Indiana Soccer to coach or play on a Recreational, Rec + or ISL Travel League team. For those not registered as a coach/player with Indiana Soccer - you are invited to take a course, however their will be a fee associated with the course. Indiana Soccer Members receive a 40% discount as well on Meulensteen Academy Level courses. ALL National License Courses (A, B, C, NYL) do not apply to this discount. Indiana Soccer is the ONLY State Association that offers its membership free coaching education through the state hosted course curriculum of US Soccer.
Indiana Soccer offers a comprehensive range of Coaching Education courses through the US Soccer Federation, the national soccer governing organization in the country.
- USSF "F" License is an ONLINE course for the Novice Parent Coach for the U5-U8 age groups.
- USSF "E" License is ONE WEEKEND (18 hours) for coaches working with the U9-U12 age groups.
- USSF "D" License is TWO SEPARATE WEEKENDS (38 hours) for coaches working with U13-U14 age groups.
Pre-Requisites are in place for:
- USSF "E" (after May 1, 2015) - MUST have completed the USSF "F" License first.
- USSF "D" - MUST have successfully completed the USSF "E" License (minimum of 6 months prior to the D course).
**There are NO WAIVERS allowed for the E or D Licenses. Only Waivers allowed is for the C or B Licenses and ONLY US Soccer will allow based on your application.** - Please DO NOT ASK for waivers if you do not meet the requirements.
NOTE: A reminder, as of January 2015, coaches who hold diplomas or certificates from other organizations, like AYSO and the NSCAA, will not be provided entry point into the U.S. Soccer pathway. All candidates must have a U.S. Soccer National D license or a waiver letter to be eligible to take the course. If a candidate supplies a waiver letter, that letter must be sent to U.S. Soccer for approval. Candidates are not confirmed for a course until U.S. Soccer has signed off on their waiver letter.
FREE US YOUTH SOCCER COURSES:
Parents Guide and Introduction to Youth Soccer
To learn more about concussions take the CDC’s FREE "Heads Up! Online Training for Youth Sports Coaches." This training will help you with a basic understanding of concussion. Simply go online and take the self-guided training. Once you complete the training and quiz, you can print out a certificate, making it easy to show your league or school that you have completed this intro course offered by Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) and US Youth Soccer.
The guide is designed to assist parents new to the game of soccer in growing the spirit without limiting the child. Chapters cover information from the basics of youth soccer and making a positive impact on children to roles of coaches and referees to lending support to your child.
Coaching at the youth level is more a matter of teaching the game to young players than managing their soccer. Coaching the Principles of Play through small-sided games in both training sessions and on game-day will accelerate the players’ comprehension of constructive soccer. A key goal for coaching young players is to help them understand how soccer works. The Principles of Play form the basic tactical foundation of the game, and players' understanding can be accelerated by competing in small-sided games at training; and by encouraging constructive play during matches.
SPECIAL TOPICS COURSES - Coaching Healthy Habits
Did you know that there are three simple things you can do to help your players stay healthy and perform their best? Learn how you can encourage players to Drink Right, Move More and Snack Smart in the Coaching Healthy Habits course, developed by US Youth Soccer and Healthy Kids Out of School. In two brief chapters, you’ll learn about basic nutrition and physical activity for young athletes and find practical tips to implement these healthy principles at your trainings and matches.
US SOCCER NATIONAL COURSES
National "C" License Course
STATE HOSTED COURSES
National "F" License (on-line)
COACHING COURSE REGISTRATION FEES
* Refunds will be issued if requested up to five (5) business days before the first session of the coaching school.
* No refunds will be issued for requests made less than five (5) days before first session of the coaching school.
* A processing fee of $25 will be deducted from the refund.